Marlene Koehler, 75, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Manor Care in Appleton. Marlene was born on December 1, 1938 to Leo and Mary (Gruber) Koehler. She worked for Chilton Metal Products for over 40 years until her retirement. Marlene was an avid softball player and was also a Brewer and Packer fan. She enjoyed traveling and went to many Olympics, both in the US and abroad, with her traveling companion and close friend Joyce Johnson. Listening to her old records and watching the classic westerns with Gene Autry and Roy Rogers were some of the things she liked to do in her later years. Marlene enjoyed spending time with her niece and nephews and those times will always be cherished.
Marlene is survived by her niece and nephews; Steve Buchinger, Art Buchinger, Bruce (Michelle) Koehler, Toni (Dale) Reh, and Eric (Janet) Koehler, great nieces and great nephews; Moriah, Alyssa, Evan, Jared, Erika, Ryan, and Cory, other relatives and friends. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Arno Koehler and one sister, Jeanette (Paul) Buchinger.
The funeral liturgy for Marlene will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer St., with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.
The family would like to thank Tri Manor, Manor Care and Heartland Hospice for everything they have done for Marlene.